Friday, March 25, 2011

Earth Hour 2011

Earth Hour 2011 - 8:30 PM, Saturday 26 March, 2011

It may look crazy to switch off lights just for an hour in a year. In today's fast moving life, we are surrounded by electrical and electronic stuffs every here and there. Mobiles, TVs, PCs, ACs, music systems, fridge, washing machine and the list goes on. We have been contributing everyday much towards the carbon emission in one way or the other. Result? Heat is getting trapped in the atmosphere, warmness is increasing, climate is changing and the Earth is heading towards disasters.

This Earth Hour is an opportunity for us to realize the importance of nature and the environment. Each one of us has to understand our responsibilities towards the Earth and contribute something constructive from our part. Remember that Earth Hour is only an event to create awareness among people. Switching off the lights for this one hour alone will not help. We can and MUST do even beyond that. Many of us have already been doing that even before the very concept of Earth Hour was initiated. So continue your good work and spread to others.

Btw, there is a page called BEYOND THE HOUR where you can post your action in few words or see what others have posted about saving environment.

This action is one of the few contributions towards the environment from my side. Just go and take a look on what people have posted and what you can do.


Thanmaya said...

A thought provoking article though its obvious.
A new kind of vampire is sucking its way through your house, only this time it’s not after blood.Vampire appliances are pretty much anything you can plug in that still sucks energy when it’s supposedly turned off. Some are pretty obvious – the clocks on your microwave DVD player burn all day, everyday. We know they’re not “off” because we can see their LEDs glow. But other electronics, from your television to your cell phone charger also draw power when they’re plugged in but not in use Turning off appliances can be effective too.

Peru said...

Absolutely right. Devices seem to be off but as long as they're plugged in, the energy keeps burning.